Latin American and Caribbean Section

LACS was established in 1998 to promote the study of the history of Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly in the U.S. South. Each year at the annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association LACS sponsors five main panels, several Phi Alpha Theta panels, and a luncheon with a featured speaker. Additionally, LACS awards the annual Ralph Lee Woodward Prize for the best graduate student paper presented at the annual meeting; the Murdo J. Macleod Book Prize and the Kimberly Hanger Article prize each year for the best article and the best book in Latin American, Caribbean, Borderlands or Atlantic World history appearing in the previous calendar year; and a dissertation prize in the same fields.